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Forecasting R (Virtual) Workshop – the pupil’s perspective

I saw on the NHS-R Community slack channel that the much sought after Forecasting R Workshop led by Bahman Rostami-Tabar […]

We need you: share your COVID-19 work on NHSE/I’s regular mini-huddle series

COVID-19 has placed the value of data and analytics at the fore. This has meant an unprecedented focus on the […]

phsmethods: an R package for Public Health Scotland

by Jack Hannah Background On Wednesday 1st April 2020, Public Health Scotland (PHS) came into being. It was formed as a result […]

SPC Charting in R

Divisional Information Specialist, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust By Christopher Reading For some time the Information Department at Worcestershire Acute […]

Forecasting R Workshop Blog

The first of a series of weekly blogs on Forecasting R for participants and a wider audience. Please click on […]

Our first ever NHS-R webinar!

We ran our first ever NHS-R webinar on Wednesday 19th February and it went down a storm! Chris Mainey facilitated […]

Towards open health analytics: our guide to sharing code safely on GitHub

This post was originally published on medium.com but has kindly been re-posted to the NHS-R community blog. In September 2019, […]

NHSRdatasets meets runcharter

This post was originally published on johnmackintosh.com but has kindly been re-posted to the NHS-R community blog. Background The NHSRdatasets package made […]

Don’t Repeat Yourself!

One of the greatest benefits of using R over spreadsheets is that it's very easy to re-use and re-purpose code. Learn how to write functions to further improve your code re-usability and cut down on errors.

How NHS-R Community do The Apprentice…

By Zoe Turner One of the tasks on the Apprentice a number of years ago was for the contestants to […]

Forecasting R

By Bahman Rostrami-Tabar Democratising forecasting project The initiative sponsored by the International Institute of Forecasters provides cutting-edge training in the use of […]

The first ever train the trainer class 2019

The Strategy Unit, AphA (Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts) and NHS-R joined forces to deliver the first ever train the […]

NHS-R Community Conference II

My journey to work takes me about an hour and a half, and I catch a couple of buses with […]

Welcome to Leeds

R Users Leeds Why create a group ? Trying to learn R is tricky, there are so many ways to […]

A new kid on the NHS-R block

My journey into data science took a baby step a few years ago when I learned SQL during my global […]

NHS Number Validation

NHS Numbers – the backbone of the NHS NHS Numbers are the best. They are numbers that follow you through […]

The NHS-R Conference 2019

We really enjoyed our second ever NHS-R conference in Birmingham, which was attended by about 300 delegates. We tried to […]

NHS-R Community datasets package released

This post briefly introduces an R package created for the NHS-R Community to help us learn and teach R. Firstly, […]

How R changed me as an analyst

I suspect there are many blogs about R and why it’s so great: It’s free! It’s open source! There’s a […]

Dygraphs

Dygraphs for mortality surveillance I recently presented some of the mortality surveillance charts we use to @RLadiesLondon (a very welcoming group!) and […]

Exact Matching in R

Exact matching in R: a case study of the health and care costs associated with living alone, using linked data […]

Count of working days function

It’s at this time of year I need to renew my season ticket and I usually get one for the […]

SQL Server Database connections in R

Getting data into R One of the things I found most difficult when learning R was getting data from our SQL Servers […]

Introduction to Funnel Plots

Funnel plots Funnel plots are a common tool for comparing organisations or units using proportions or standardised rates. A common […]